Mormon polygamy: a history
Signature Books, 1986 - 307 Seiten
An informative outline of the secret origins of Mormon polygamy, the peculiarities of the early practice, "unofficial" polygamous marriages at the turn-of-the-century and present-day fundamentalist Mormon groups which still practice polygamy.
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In his church-sponsored The Seer, Pratt had explained in 1853: "Marriages, then
among all nations, though legal according to the laws of men, have been illegal
according to the laws, authority, and institutions of Heaven." As a result, Pratt ...
would be in should the bill become law. "It gives us no alternative," they argued, "
but the cruel one of rejecting God's command and abjuring our religion, or
disobeying the authority of a government we desire to honor and respect" ("
I have never performed a marriage ceremony without proper authority." Further
evidence that Ivins was acting under authority from Salt Lake City was his 1932
letter to a woman who had been excommunicated for becoming a plural wife after
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - amydross - LibraryThing
A truly fascinating work. I bought this book in a mainline LDS-run bookstore, so I can only imagine that it must have been approved by the church hierarchy. That said, it appears to be irreproachably ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - bibliostuff - LibraryThing
Single best volume to understand the development of polygamy in Mormon history. Vollständige Rezension lesen